Kill It and Leave This Town


Kill It and Leave This Town is a pearl of Polish animation, a film being created by Mariusz Wilczyński for fourteen years. Wilczyński also received a grand prize for it at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.


Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero hides in a safe land of memories, where time stands still and all those dear to him are alive. Over the years, this city grows in his imagination. One day, literary heroes and childhood cartoon idols, who in the consciousness of the successive generations are forever young and wearing short pants, come to live there, uninvited. When our hero discovers they have all grown old and that eternal youth does not exist, he decides to return to real life, and the amazing characters living in his imagination lead him back to the real world.


We invite you to take a look at the masterclass lecture by the director Mariusz Wilczyński (PL) on his creativity and a Q&A with Petra Meterc, film critic (SI) about his animated feature Kill It And Leave This Town. The event was a part of CEE Animation Experience @AnimatekaPRO.

You can watch the lecture and the Q&A on our online platform (under the Live streams tab) or here:

CEE Animation Experience @AnimatekaPRO: Mariusz Wilczynski, Making of the Kill It and Leave This Town from CEE Animation on Vimeo.

You can see the trailer of the film here: